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The School of Exercise and Health Sciences incorporates undergraduate degree programs in the areas of Exercise and Sports Science, Sports Science and Football, Occupational Therapy and Health Science. As part of the Health Science course, students can select from one of five majors, including Addiction Studies, Environmental Health, Health Promotion, Nutrition and Occupational Safety and Health.

In addition, our undergraduate courses can lead to postgraduate study in the areas of Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health and more.

We strive for excellence in learning and teaching and place a strong focus on nurturing the development of an active research culture.

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"The support from ECU staff has enabled me to study part-time while working."

Kate Appleton

Health Science (Nutrition) student

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ECU's Dr G. Gregory Haff becomes the NSCA's 14th president, the organisations first international appointment to the role. Thumbnail

Dr Gregory Haff named president of NSCA

Dr Haff was named the 14th president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the first international president appointment for the organisation.

Cadel Evans on his way to 2011 Tour de France Victory by flickr user Michiel Jelijs is licensed under CC by 2.0.* Thumbnail

It takes a special kind of cyclist to win the Tour de France

To win the Tour de France a competitor has to be a rare breed indeed ECU researchers Chris Abbiss and Paolo Menaspà take a look at what's required.

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Delayed onset muscle soreness: A useful signal from our body?

Getting sore after exercise might not be a bad thing after all.

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